By | 23 Dec 2022 at 12:20 PM

India will be celebrating National Consumer Day on December 24 to recognize the important role of consumers in the country’s economy. This day serves as an opportunity to bring together all stakeholders, including government, businesses and consumers, in order to foster consumer rights awareness and protection. It is also a day to raise awareness around consumer rights and responsibilities as well as the importance of ethical consumption practices. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what National Consumer Day is, why it matters and how you can get involved.

What is National Consumer Day?

National Consumer Day is celebrated every year on December 24th in India. The day was established to spread awareness about the rights of consumers and to empower them to make informed choices. The day also highlights the need for consumer protection and responsible marketing practices.

In India, National Consumer Day is observed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Food and Public Distribution. Various events are organized across the country to create awareness about consumer rights and responsibilities. These events include seminars, workshops, street plays, rallies, competitions, etc.

The main aim of National Consumer Day is to promote and protect the interests of consumers. It also aims at creating awareness about their rights and responsibilities as well as promoting fair trade practices.

The History of National Consumer Day

National Consumer Day is celebrated every year on December 24th in India. This day marks the anniversary of the passing of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The act was passed to protect the rights of consumers and to provide them with a mechanism to redress their grievances.

The history of National Consumer Day dates back to 1975, when the United Nations General Assembly first recognized the need for consumer protection. In 1985, the Indian Parliament passed the Consumer Protection Act, which came into effect on December 24, 1986. Since then, this day has been celebrated as National Consumer Day in India.

The purpose of National Consumer Day is to create awareness among consumers about their rights and responsibilities. It is also a day to highlighting the importance of consumer protection and complaint redressal mechanisms available to them. Various events and programmes are organized across the country on this day to create awareness about consumer rights and responsibilities.

What Are Consumers’ Rights?

Consumers’ rights are the protections afforded to consumers by law. These rights cover various aspects of the relationship between consumers and businesses, including but not limited to:

– The right to safety: Consumers have the right to be safe from products that are dangerous or defective.

– The right to be informed: Consumers have the right to be given accurate and truthful information about products and services before they purchase them.

– The right to choose: Consumers have the right to choose among different products and services, and to express their preferences freely without coercion or intimidation.

– The right to satisfaction: Consumers have the right to receive goods and services that meet their needs and expectations.

– The right to redress: Consumers have the right to seek redress from businesses if they feel they have been wronged. This includes the right to a refund, compensation, or repair of damaged goods.

These rights are not absolute, however, and may be subject to certain limitations depending on the circumstances. Nevertheless, National Consumer Rights Day is a good opportunity for everyone to familiarize themselves with these important protections.

NATIONAL CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY DATES

Year Date Day
2022 December 24 Saturday
2023 December 24 Sunday
2024 December 24 Tuesday
2025 December 24 Wednesday
2026 December 24 Thursday

 

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